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New face to shepherd national lab's innovations to the marketplace

December 19, 2006 Share This!

RICHLAND, Wash. – William T. Farris has been named the commercialization manager for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s intellectual property related to security, electronics and information technology.

In this position, Farris will help researchers submit patent and intellectual property applications, and identify potential commercial partners for PNNL-developed science and technology. He’ll also serve as the point of contact for current partners, including those in homeland security and defense.

Farris isn’t a stranger to commercial industry. Since joining Battelle in 1985, he’s been involved in the development, management and commercialization of technology. Most recently, Farris was responsible for economic development, business and competitive intelligence, and alternative commercial relationships.

PNNL has 225 active technology licenses. To learn more about what technologies are available for licensing, visit PNNL Available Technologies.

Tags: Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Economic Development

Interdisciplinary teams at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory address many of America's most pressing issues in energy, the environment and national security through advances in basic and applied science. Founded in 1965, PNNL employs 4,300 staff and has an annual budget of about $950 million. It is managed by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. As the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, the Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information on PNNL, visit the PNNL News Center, or follow PNNL on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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